I have to give up my pet cat. What are the options open to me?


Please consider carefully before giving up your pet cat. The reality is that there are not enough homes for many of these cats. Also adult cats do not stand a good chance of being adopted.

Please also remember that pet abandonment is a crime. It is considered a form of abuse because many pet cats cannot survive on their own. They are at risk of starvation, injury, even death as they do not have the survival instincts to fend for themselves against the weather, cars, pest control, abusive humans and/or other cats. When you abandon your cats, you are also passing on your problem to a hapless caregiver who has to take care of your cat at their own expense and face the emotional burden when your cat suffers injury, death or being rounded up by pest control. There is a limit to the number of cats that an estate can tolerate.

If you must give up your pet, you can:

  1. Put your cat up for adoption on the CWS Cat Adoption Board.
  2. Consider short-term or long-term boarding options at shelters such as:

    Kittycare Haven
    80 Lim Chu Kang Lane 1 (inside Globe Eximport Pte Ltd)
    Singapore 718911
    Tel: 97958995 (Sia Ping)
    Email: kittycarehaven@gmail.com
    Website: www.kittycarehaven.com

    Mutts & Mittens
    11 Pasir Ris Farmway 2
    Singapore 519326
    Email: enquiries@muttsnmittens.com
    Website: www.muttsnmittens.com
  3. Surrender your pets to SPCA or AVA only as a last resort. With the high number of cats that they receive every day, the chance of your pet being euthanised is high.